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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. RDF4J

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA multi-model, scalable, distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide highly reliable, flexible, and available data management across a configurable set of storage nodesRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score119.10
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score4.24
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
#13  Key-value stores
#43  Relational DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­nosql.htmlrdf4j.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.oracle.com/­en/­database/­other-databases/­nosql-database/­index.htmlrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookOracleSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release200820112004
Current release3.11.8, August 202020.2, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoProprietary for Enterprise Edition (Oracle Database EE license has Oracle NoSQL database EE covered: details)Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeSupport Fixed schema and Schema-less deployment with the ability to interoperate between them.yes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleElectable source-replica replication per shard. Support distributed global deployment with Multi-region table featurenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyeswith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)ACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infooff heap cache
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and rolesno
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CassandraOracle NoSQLRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is designed for today’s most demanding applications that require...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples,...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Internet of Things where a large volume of data needs to be stored and processed...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition can be purchased under the Oracle Commercial...
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